As a U.S. Military Veteran, you have several options of documents to upload. Only ONE of these documents is required for verification. Please note that any documents uploaded for verification are instantly removed from our system after your membership has been approved.
Veteran Health Identification Card
The Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) is available to military veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. To learn more about obtaining a VHIC, visit the VA website.
When uploading your VHIC to ShopVCS, you may redact the Member ID and Plan ID. All we need to see is your name and service branch affiliation.
Veterans ID Card
The VA began issuing national Veterans ID Cards in late 2017. All veterans who were honorably discharged are eligible for this ID card. To learn more about the Veterans ID Card and to apply online, visit Vets.gov.
You may also use a state or county issued veteran ID card as long as it has your picture and full name.
Driver's License or State ID Card
Most states as well as Puerto Rico and Washington D.C currently offer a veteran designation on driver's licenses and ID cards. To learn more about your specific state, check out this comprehensive list on MilitaryBenefits.info.
When uploading your Drivers License to ShopVCS, you may redact your DL number. All we need to see is your name and the veteran designation text/badge. If you live in a state that places the veteran designation on the back of the ID (like Indiana or Missouri), you will need to upload pictures of both the front and the back of the card.
A DD-214 is a government document issued to a service member when they are discharged from the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps. The form contains information that can be used to verify military service, including your name, branch of service and discharge status. To learn more about the DD-214, click here.
If you are a former military service member but do not have a copy of your DD-214, you can request a copy from the national archives.
Important: Before uploading your DD-214 to ShopVCS, please redact your social security number with a black marker. We do NOT need your social to verify your status.
VA Proof of Service Letter
A veteran proof of service letter serves as proof of honorable service in the military. You can obtain a printed copy through the VA eBenefits website with a free Premium Access account.